Kunwar Khuldune Shahid expressed his thoughts pointedly:
“How can I accept Malala to be a hero, when her speeches do not have any Islamic or nationalistic agenda? How can I consider her to be my future leader when nothing she says or does imbues a false sense of superiority in me as a Muslim or a Pakistani? How can I accept that a young girl was able to highlight who our actual enemies are, when grown up men in our parliaments are still hell bent on befriending them? How can I rejoice at Malala’s global achievement when I’ve been taught all my life that a girl’s place is in the kitchen? I just can’t.”
Aptly, succinctly put.
An even better read are the comments. Evidently half the commenters couldn’t find their own humor with both hands and a flashlight.
Open question: will Kunwar be declared an honorary Saudi before they discover sarcasm?